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>> a deadly crash in rural plus. disturbing details about a middle school teacher and the u.s. supreme court agrees to take up the issue of same-sex marriages. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >>pam: two people are dead in a head=on collision in eastern contra costa county. the horrific high speed accident near byron seen here in this sky7hd video from abc7news he took his own life after being arrested in a child molesting case. now we are learning more about the serious allegations against a middle bay. >> and backers and opponents of same sex marriages welcoming today's announcement that the u=s supreme court to rule on california's >> this is a case about fundamental fairness. >>pam: tonight at eight. the c-h-p is investigating a deadly crash in a rural part of the east county. two people. including a child. are dead. kron-4's j-r stone is here with the latest details. j.r.? >> this is a tragic this is a video from the bc 7 high- definition the news. this maker of mass, the blue sedan crossed over the center line. and the collisio
. >> on more than 300 flights had been canceled in and out of the u.s. this morning. we were crossing our fingers here in the bay area so far we have no delays here. to get you more news faster we will turn to mike pelton who is live at s f o. >> a lot of people are trying to get out early to beat the rush. but they are not having any luck. it is a lot of congestion here at as a foe. and lot of travelers are coming here and this is officially signaling the end of their holiday. thousands of passengers are headed home as they spent christmas with their family and friends. everyone that i spoke with stated that it was a perfect day. >> i went to the movies and i had drinks and i played darts with my friends. >> it's back to the daily grind. >> good nose for travelers. right now there are no delays coming in or going out as at all. this can change as whether rosa in here in san francisco and across the country. we will continue to monitor the other delays. >> a san francisco woman will be arraigned today on charges of the hit killer manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and ended at two ot
, for the month of november. it was a bit of a surprise. the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. this drops the unemployment rate to 7.7%. if this is the lowest since december 2008. we will see how this news impacts the market is when they open and about 50 minutes, but some positive news on the jobs front. >> a month after his reelection. president obama has his highest approval rating in more than a year. an associated press poll finds that the president's rating stands at 57% to highest since may of last year. when a seals killed al qaeda leader osama bin laden. the poll also finds more americans think the nation isdirection. 42 percent say that the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely mr. obama will improve the economy. >> the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors began today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop. 8 case same-sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry
opposition group. the u.s. is expected to recognize the new opposition council as the only legitimate representative of the syrian people at an international conference in morocco. britain and france, they've already extended full recognition to that coalition. >>> well, secretary of state, hillary clinton, was supposed to represent the u.s. tomorrow at the friends of syria meeting in mow co but she has a -- morocco but she has a stomach flu. >>> congress is scheduled to break for the holidays this friday. as alison burns reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, both parties have their sticking points. alison? >> reporter: tori, the pressure is on. members of congress are back this morning after a long weekend. and in just about 15 minutes, democrats will be speaking out about the fiscal cliff saying medicaid should not be subject to cuts. in the past 48 hours since president obama and john boehner met face to face, no details on the discussions have -- have been released. the president said he's willing to compromise but maintains his stance on tax increases for the wealthy. >> we
social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas price across the bay area the average price of private picture posted by mark zuckerbergs sister on a parcel that the profile of the lead. facebook marketing directors of following them posted on twitter count for more than $40,000 to sea. >> and his sister ready to it at the facebook directors and a picture was meant for france only. >> content to dry gas price across bay area the average price per gallon of regular gasoline remains at three rows in sentences col. $3.49 and oakland. $3.50 in san jose. and at $3 system to sent here in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceler
relationship with a student. the u.s. supreme court prepares to rule on proposition 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. we will have more news on this historic case. >> and after the rain and wind. the bay area is in joint sunny skies and warmer temperatures this weekend. >> we are waking up to a pretty dense fog. there is a fog advisory that has been issued. for the afternoon will be mostly sunny and slightly warmer that yesterday. into the evening we do have clear skies and it may get pretty breezy and the high elevations. visibility is down less than a quarter mile. the second look at the visibility charge. fairfield in concord are at about a mile. if you're going to be driving should allow yourself extra drive times and turn your headlights on. the >> temperatures are chilly for the start of this morning. 34 degrees in vallejo and we're expecting a pretty mild afternoon. 63 degrees in santa rosa and low 60's for down in the peninsula. your full extended forecast will be coming up. >> we will continue to track the weather after a few weekends of bed storm. it is expected to be a nice f
to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it started in a second-floor unit of this apartment building. you can't tell from the outside but according to the assistant fire chief he just told me there's quite extensive damage inside a rear unit. let's take a
outages. 44 u.s. el sabroe and richmond has 11 outages affecting 1500 customers. the napa river is in danger of over flowing its banks. there is a flood warning posted right now. the river expected to reach flood stage this afternoon. abc7 news reporter cara clapper has been in napa throwout the morning. throughout the morning. cara, you have the latest. >> good morning, carolyn, i do. the flood warning remains in affect for the napa river in nap ma and saint huh h -- saint helena. it is surging, swelling. it was not this high a few hours ago. you can see the storm debris flowing through the river, and this rain is continuing. relentless day luge hitting us in downtown napa this, month. because the soil is already so saturated the rain is expected to pus the -- to push the napa river to the flood stage. the flood level is 25.1 feet in napa, but they are projecting the water could go as high as 27 feet between 1:00 this afternoon and 6:00 this evening. as we all know, downtown napa saw the river overwhelm and over flow in 2005. thousands of acres flooded. residents were evacuated
thursday are expected to show modest increase in retail sales last month. three u.s. cities with lowest unemployment, all in north dakota, bismarck in october 2.2%, fargo second, 2.8%, grand forks 3.1. skyfall back to number one, pulling in 11 million dollars from a sluggish weekend. >>> 5:13. live look from roof camera outside you can see the ferry building top left a sliver of moon, mike is telling us warm for this time of year. forecast coming up. >>> community-based radio station hopes to get back on the air after it was targeted by vandals. they provided these images showing what vandals did. the general manager discovered the damage yesterday. [ unintelligible ] it is not the first time someone has targeted the situation. >> three times in this summer over the summer and now the fall, definitely something they are trying to target us. >> last year someone spray painted raciest words on the studios in vallejo. the station called itself the voice of vallejo and markets heavily to the bay area's african-american community. >>> john mcafee says he wants to come back to the u.s. and se
what the banks paid to u.s. and state of 40's-but it does not include the billions more paid to european regulators. most of the fines were related to improper mortgage practices. >> making interstate phone calls could soon get cheaper. for prison inmates. prison call systems are different than normal pay phones. a typical 50 minute conversation current cost an average of $16. that is largely due to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million
. and the announcement expected tomorrow from the u.s. supreme court that could have gay and lesbian couples across california what are you doing there? i making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> welcome back, everyone. it's 6:20. this is a live look here. traffic going on, people driving very carefully because of our stormy conditions. let me tell you about two breaking news stories involving accidents. a fatal one on interstate 280 in san francisco. at least one person dead in a three-vehicle pileup. the other is on the richmond-san rafael bridge where an overturned big rig is blocking most of the lanes. the right lane is now open eastbound. the two left lanes eastbound remain closed and there are high wind advisories for all the bridges in the
. it is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. the u.s. postal service predicts a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from its recent billion-dollar losses caused by more americans replacing snail mail with email. >>> southwest airlines has a new fee. it will apply to people who fail to use their ticket if they don't cancel first. the discount carrier plans to raise the fees it already charges for early check-in and overweight bags. >>> we have a system brewing in the bay area today. time isn't good. >> right for the commute this morning so slick on the road. we have hit-and-miss showers outside right now. low-level moisture is spreading across the bay area. high-def doppler radar is tracking the system as it pushes through. you can see the scattered showers just enough to get roads wet this morning if you are heading out so be careful. we are look at scattered showers continuing right in toward the east bay toward danville and walnut creek. showers along the 680 corridor. watch
've just learned about injuries. >> reporter: we're live in the castro district where the u.s. supreme court is deciding on gay marriage. what they may or may not decide today. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm core tori campbell -- tori campbell bell. tori-- tori campbell. topping our news, three storms have battered the reason gin since wednesday morning. all of the rain and wind we've had, still causing sob problems this morning even though -- some problems this morning even though it's clear outside. we begin our storm coverage with ktvu's alex savidge. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of repair work to do out here. la fayette creek runs underneath this street. it flooded. that's us what caused the roadway to -- that's what caused the roadway to collapse. crews will be using this heavy equipment to execute the sinkhole created yesterday, dig debris out from the creek that overflowed yesterday. it was late in the afternoon on sunday, when the soil eroded and the pavement out here just gave way. utility lines that were impacted,
aggressive in enforcing immigration law. u.s. justice department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. parents and teachers had students write letters in spanish accusing arpaio of being a racist and breaking up families. he wanted to respond face-to-face and set something up for today, the school cancelled. >> he can explain every one of those allegations and let them know it is not true and try to educate them that we should enforce the law. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney gas gone knows arpaio, gascon was top cop in mesa in maricopa county. arpaio has been sheriff there for 20 years. he's not just tough on immigration. he's also tough on anybody who comes into his jail outside of phoenix. he makes the men wear pink underwear and eat greenaxÑ3íkx. some would tell you, that's tough. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> argue over missing clothes has led to the death of a man in the east bay.- antioch police say, three men in their 20s confronted neighbors in the delta pines complex on sycamore drive yesterday and a fight broke out in the lau
. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit cards, got 'em then went shopping. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and put my name on it and got a credit card >> it is sad because they are trusted to handle those things. it is bad enough people are stealing packages off porches, now you have to worry about the postal service, disheartening. allegedly gave credit cards to at least three of his friends. he appears in video at a target store using stolen credit cards, natan has pleaded not guilty he's being held on $150,000 bail. he will be in court today. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run at twin peaks will be back in court
cliff here in the u.s.. >>> speaking of the u.s.. right now futures indate a slightly mixed opening with a higher opening for the dow and s & p but the nasdaq may drop a little bit. right now the european markets most are trading lower as well. >>> time now 5:20. the first public appearance for the duchess of cambridge since being treated for morning sickness. we have video of her first night out. also we'll take a look at the nurse who took her life after a radio station hoax involving the duchess. we'll tell you how she is being remembered. >>> we'll tell you why some parents are threatening to sue over yoga classes in schools. >>> you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the mornings top stories that develop while you were sleeping sent straight to your cell phone every weekday morning 6:00 a.m.. get your ktvu wake up call by texting the word wakeup to 70123. w >>> welcome back. kate middleton the duchess of cambridge made her first publish appearance since being treated for morning sickness. now there she is on the left. she has not been seen in public since leaving a hospit
in the u.s., with average download speeds of 2.5 mb per second. but the bad news google fiber is only available in just one place right now which is kansas city, kansas. for the rest of us, and netflix says bryozoan effort by all as ranks no. 2, at nearly 2.2 mb per second. while comcast, said at a close third. >> doubles e-mail service has gotten a makeover. the new revamps in box is more user-friendly and caters to people check their e-mail smart phones and tablet computers. is the company's attempt to regain some of the ground lost a google. y'alls new ceo marissa mayer this tried to give people more reasons to use the company's on-line services and stick or around longer. >> >> new this morning there is something perfect for those who like to shop online and also impatient about getting the items. starting to that the financially struggling postal service is launching their same day delivery that could have those items delivered as soon as two hours after you buy them. >> we will go to will tran where he is waiting at the post office to explain this pilot program. >> after you sub
. it helped usher the u.s. into world war ii. seven minutes after attack, president roosevelt famously called it a date which will live in infamy. >>> coming up, the tax refund checks california is itching to give away. what you need to know to find out if one is yours. >>> dispute that is leaving a rotting, >>> good morning. live look at early morning san francisco lights on, bay, it is cool this morning. you might run into dense but scattered fog. mike is here to give you more. >> you ran into some fog. >> i did. >>> dead whale rotting near the malibu homes of barbra streisand, bob dylan and other celebrities accusing a gigantic cleanup problem. the 41 foot whale was found monday morning on a beach, the city of malibu assumed the county would remove the dead carcass. the county insisted part of the beach is private and therefore, not their responsible. the whale has started to decompose meaning towing it to sea is no longer an option. >> that's a mess. >>> the weather cool this morning, -- [ inaudible ] >>> may hit 70 as we head into monday and tuesday warmest days in the forecast. good mor
know the u.s. postal service does do. they have been delivering mail on the christmas for the past three years. she dresses the part on december 25th and feels like santa when they answer the door. >> when their children at home, you get to see them. there is those smiles on the face and santa is really delivering on christmas day. >> dan: isn't that great. they only deliver express mail on christmas and nancy has been an employee at the robertsville post office for 28 years. neither rain, nor sleet will symptom nancy. >> we don't have to feed reindeer either. here is a look at live, it's raining here in san francisco as you can see on the live camera shot. wetter in some areas than in others. much of the day we had most concentrated in the north bay. you can see life doppler despite the fact have an approaching area of rainfall, things have calmed down there quite a bit. santa rosa was getting drenched earlier in the day but you see nice breaks across the north bay. there is more rainfall lurking offshore. down in the central part of the viewing area over to the east bay weed some
but did you know the u.s. postal service does do. they have been delivering mail on the christmas for the past three years. she dresses the part on december 25th and feels like santa when they answer the door. >> when their children at home, you get to see them. there is those smiles on the face and santa is really delivering on christmas day. >> dan: isn't that great. they only deliver express mail on christmas and nancy has been an employee at the robertsville post office for 28 years. neither rain, nor sleet will symptom nancy. >> we don't have to feed reindeer either. here is a look at live, it's raining here in san francisco as you can see on the live camera shot. wetter in some areas than in others. much of the day we had most concentrated in the north bay. you can see life doppler despite the fact have an approaching area of rainfall, things have calmed down there quite a bit. santa rosa was getting drenched earlier in the day but you see nice breaks across the north bay. there is more lurking offshore. down in the central part of the viewing area over to the east bay weed
debate for many years he's very aggressive. u.s. department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. arpaio loves the camera, he loves the controversy. so far this visit he wants to know where everybody is? >> i'm a little disappointed from new hampshire to california, every time i travel, give a speech i have demonstrators, i don't see any here. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney gascon knows arpaio from days together in arizona he was a police chief in mesa, he contributed to arpaio's opponent in the election last month, but arpaio won again, he's been sheriff there for 20 years he's instituted pink underwear for men, pink baloney and brought back chain gangs. he wants to be known as the toughest sheriff in america. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >> 6:05. argument over missing clothes in an east bay laundry room ended with a homicide many antioch police say three men of antioch all in their 20s controned neighbors in the delta pines complex on sycamore drive. a fight broke out and 32-year-old juan jose hernandez was shot to death. police say
the issue of same-sex marriage. the u.s. supreme court said yesterday it will hear two cases challenging laws that define marriage between a man and a woman. one of them is california's ban on same-sex marriage proposition 8 which voters approved in 2008. but the lower courts ruled that it was unconstitutional. and the other case agreed to hear is from new york. it challenges a federal law called the defense of marriage act which requires the federal government to prohibit federal recognition of same-sex marriages. it was passed back in 1996 and signed by president clinton. now reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same- sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. gay couples could have begun marrying immediately if the supreme court decided to deny review and let the lower court ruling stand. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> states legalized same-sex marriage just months ago. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to be married in any state and be recognized. >> many people say
a digital gift card through facebook, e-mail, or text. pretty convenient. >>> families across the u.s. will have to rely on other sources of entertainment after netflix was hit by a christmas eve outage. i thought it was just me. we were streaming and it wasn't just us. it's the company. and they apologized. they tweeted that they were sord they blame amazon's infrastructure which netflix uses. and there's no word on when it's going to be restored. maybe you're at home trying to view the christmas day movie. it's a good movie day, you know? no netflix? >>> 8:12 is the time right now. there's like a christmas story n ning it 24 hours. can't go wrong with that. don't poke your eye out though. shoot your eye out. we'll be back with more in a couple minutes. remember after the kron 4 morning news you can watch dr. phil. music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. hi. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited
injections of convicted capital murders in 2012. >> a federal judge denied a legal request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam songsungs smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after apple was awarded more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found samsung has copy critical features of the iphone and ipad. >> earlier this year, an apple lawyer called the jury's 1.5 billion award a slap on the wrist. >>. at the the kron 4 news stock feel is in new town connecticut covering the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> it is a topic dr. phil tax today at 10, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, re
, it happened tuesday evening at the u.s. bank in felton plaza off east 14th street, a couple of blocks from davis street. around 4:00 p.m., a man in his 20s walked into the bank handed a note to the teller demanding money e got away with an unknown amount of money. >>> in belmont police want your help identifying this man suspected of robbing a u.s. bank. this is surveillance video. this was at noon yesterday. this was on rosten avenue. police say he didn't show a weapon to the teller and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. the suspect appears to be between 25, 30. maybe about 5'9", maybe close to 6 feet. >>> we are peat getting new details about what -- we're getting new details about what led up to the shooting deaths of two girls last month. the two suspects 18-year-old and 19-year-old, both of oakland, were arraigned in court. police say the 15-year-old and 16-year-old girls were sitting with the suspects in the car before they were shot in east oakland. the men apparently -- apparently got into an argument with the two teenagers. investigators say more than 30 shots were fire
1000 marines secured are to survey of u.s. consulates in the seas around the world. >> the bill must be approved by president. >> a floater lawmaker has filed a bill to provide the stand your ground law. under the proposed measure people found to be the aggressor in altercations will not be able to seek protection under that self-defense law. the bill would also allow law enforcement officers to investigate suspects who invoke the law under questionable circumstances. >> tdrevon martin was gunned down by george zimmerman who is now claimed self-defense under that law. >> one of the marines involved in a desecration of the bodies of tell them fight it is getting a light sentence. a military judge ruled the marine who pled guilty to urinating on the bodies while posing for pictures in afghanistan be sentenced to 30 days' confinement. reduction in rank by three great and a $2,000 fine. >> the lieutenant general overseeing the case live is the person to $500 and a reduction in rank by just one grave. >> will take a > >4:2. 7 still tracking the weather. rain on the way. here's a live look
in 2009 than they did in 2006. the u.s. trade commission said that there has been a shift in the internet and products pitched the kids are a little heavier. cereal makers, fast food restaurants and other food companies have spent 20% less on advertising in 2009. but companies say that they did not necessarily advertise less, but rather use cheaper on-line marketing. >> three california cities have been ranked as best places for me and in the united states. if the rankings were released by men's health magazine. here is a look at who is on the list. number one boise, idaho, no. 2 san francisco, no. 3 san no. 4 plano, texas. and number 33 was loss angeles. these ratings were based on crite is ranking fro the coas criteria rm the cost of living, a number of jobless, obesity, crime and death rates, to air quality and ratio of men to women. >> we are following breaking news out of new york this morning. we will be right back. [ game announcer ] touchdown! and here comes the dunk. [ male announcer ] everyone loves to dunk. ♪ [ game announcer ] will he dunk it? yes, he will. [ male announcer
an hour before the system was restored. >>> we could hear from the u.s. supreme court about whether it will take up same-sex marriage as early as tomorrow morning. the justices adjourned friday without announcing its plans. the court meets again on monday morning. one of the cases the judges may decide to hear involve california's proposition 8. that's a constitutional ban on gay marriage passed by voters four years ago. the moraga teen denied an eagle scout award because he is gay will be honored by state lawmakers. they spent 10 years working toward the award. last year scout officials say he violated the anti-gay policy. he will be honored at the opening of the assembly. nancy pelosi is talking politics even as she steps out for a night of glamour. swapping her business out for an evening gown she strolled before photographers at the kennedy center. off the red carpet she accommodated reporters who asked if lawmakers can resolve the impending fiscal cliff. >> this is not a night of politics and policy. but since you asked, yes, we think it will be a wonderful christmas gift to th
riders were stranded an hour before the system was restored. >>> we could hear from the u.s. supreme court about whether it will take up same-sex marriage as early as tomorrow morning. the justices adjourned friday without announcing its plans. the court meets again on monday morning. one of the cases the judges may decide to hear involve california's proposition 8. that's a constitutional ban on gay marriage passed by voters four years ago. the moraga teen denied an eagle scout award because he is gay will be honored by state lawmakers. they spent 10 years working toward the award. last year scout officials say he violated the anti-gay policy. he will be honored at the opening of the assembly. nancy pelosi is talking politics even as she steps out for a night of glamour. swapping her business out for an evening gown she strolled before photographers at the kennedy center. off the red carpet she accommodated reporters who asked if lawmakers can resolve the impending fiscal cliff. >> this is not a night of politics and policy. but since you asked, yes, we think it will be a wonderful
to the wire investors looking over the edge of the fiscal cliff and being afraid of how far u.s. economy could drop if automatic hikes and cuts aren't averted. still hope of a deal. kind of hearing from some in washington, that they are making progress. negotiators did continue to talk overnight, republicans and democrats are closing in on a deal that would have y somewhere between $400,000 and $500,000 a year talks between mcconnell and vice president biden and staffers working late into the night. even if a deal is reached, it is likely to be temporary with another fight over deficit reduction coming next year. market is reacting cautiously. positive in nasdaq and s&p, dow has cut losses as these bits of news trickle out. bloomberg index still trading s(ó airlines say they are always trying to improve customer service, according to one survey they$0!6 should check to see if their employees have an attitude problem. 1,000 people were asked which airline had the rudest employees, american topped the list, 25% criticizing the manner of the workersg4p, united second, followed by delta andj0a
suicide bombers attacked a joint u-s.-afghan air base in eastern afghanistan early today. there was gunfire for at least two hours as american helicopters fired down at militants before the the jalalabad air base since february. two afghan university students and three other afghan civilians working at the base were killed. >> firefighters are picking their way through the collapsed portion of a highway tunnel. it's about 50 miles west of tokyo this morning. at least seven people are feared missing. video from cement roof panels that fell onto vehicles. rescuers have suspended workthe cause of the tunnel collapse is under investigation. >> coming up an amazing inventor that has created a contraption that eats garbage is fueled by the garbage that it eats... >> welcome back to kron 4 news this morning. we are looking at that heavy downpour. that heavy weather cells streaming through petaluma, some rafeal and the east bayshore not that that is still raining and the inland area is getting this heavy rain for with 1 in. through with danville and san ramon pure also heavy thro
legend" by the u-s star status with recordings such as "take five" and "blue rondo a la turk." he also broke racial barriers, playing in black in the 19-50's. .. and refusing to play in segregated venues.. brubeck was born in concord, california..he would have tomorrow. and a reminder.. you can catch all your entertainment news right here on kron-4. the insider starts at 7 -- followed by entertainment tonight at 7:30. >> pam moore was just named one of the best acres in the bay area. >> thank you, gary. the raiders seek to put an end to the rumors that jon gruden is returning to the black hole.. we will issue a statement from davis that they wanted, according to media relations, that rumor has no ability. and i will tell you it takes one to the one that that that rumor has no validity -- and i was going to host dance party. it was a long. >> thought that you might make it that will >> and why not 420. but the point i am making is you stop all of this. just stand up once on television and say that i am not interested. and that is the end of it. they would like to keep it keep going.
in the u.s. is having its early start in nearly a decade and health officials say that this season could be a bad one. the cdc says it is a notice saying an uptick in flu activity about a month before authorities normally see it and that the primary strain has been associated in the past with more severe flu seasons. often peaks in january, february or even later. reports of flu have been reported in 29 states and higher than normal reports of flu like illnesses have been reported in 12 states. >> one of the most intense and short as meteor showers of your will light up the skies this week. the quadrantids meteor shower will peak overnight thursday and friday morning. the shower last for only a few hours but it can produce up to 40 if shooting starts per hour before dawn. this shower will be the only one in the month of january. if you want to watch the shower, face the north east after midnight. >> the nhl and players' associations are expected to continue their negotiations to date and the two sides are likely to restart offical bargaining. represent as from the league and the players
city college in u.s. seven. he died at the age of 69. >>> a body found in san francisco and police are investigating what could be a possible and run accident. police were notified yesterday morning of the body. a man said to be in his 40s or 50s flying on the southbound tracks at the rail station in china basin. authorities say his injuries were consistent with a vehicle collision. they are still investigating how it happened. >> a building in san francisco destroyed by fire. that fire started around 1:00 yesterday afternoon. the zoo closed down to accommodate crews who needed to access the building. one firefighter was taken to the optional for smoke inhalation. officials say that fire does appear to be vicious. but pope also built in 1925 and was closed in 1971. >> it has not been around for the past two years, but today the holiday train is back. when and where you can catch santa. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but n
lawsuit. apple won the first round in august, when a u=s district court judge ruled that samsung would pay apple over a billion dollars in damages. that's not enough for apple our tech reporter gabe slate is here. case? >> 1.0 $5 billion was the verdict earlier this year. apparently that was not enough that hearing is still going on and the san jose and the judge said that she is likely to reduce that $ 1.05 billion.. fine... with her belief that the jurors could have underestimated the danger is implicated. the details of the verdict in the month of august. nothing has happened yet samsung has not paid one penny to apple. they have appealed this decision in hopes of a mistrial. the judge will have to decide if it is a mistrial or not. most likely it will not be and to go forward. however, it could be appealed. we will have to wait and see. otherwise, they are going to wait and see weather or not ... one thing i would like to mention is how consumers could be impacted. if samsung products could be prices are released. that is not unlikely but possible. let me show you video these samsung v
the most popular movie in the u.s. >> the tiny hobbit is running circles around some of the biggest hollywood names. the hobbit and unexpected journey remains number one. >>> this is 40, rise to the gardens and lincoln rounded out the top five. >>> our photojournalist introduces us to one choir who has been spreading cher for generations -- clear for generations. >> it's kind of a lank to me. >> music is everything to me -- language to me. >> music is everything to me. >> music is such a healing thing. ♪ >> my father, perry phillips, was the choir director here. started at the concert 43 years ago. ♪ >> as a way for the wildfire to present deliver carols -- as a way for the choir to deliver carols to the public. >> when i died, i was asked if i would continue to produce it. my father did 21 years an i've done 20. people -- and i've done 20. people look forward to it and it starts the season. >> it's a way to showcase some of the great talent in our own community right here in our backyard. >> it's always excellent to come together to a community and to sing with all different re
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